How To Tell Stories To Grow A Seriously Thriving Audience

This is a guest post by Alex Fakhri.

When you run a blog your aim is drive visitors to your site, attract them to an article with a cleverly worded headline and somehow entice them to read the article from start to finish, right?

Now if there is one thing that grabs almost everyone’s attention,  it is a good story. We all love listening to good success stories about how someone went from zero to hero in no time at all. Just take a look at these headlines; each one telling a compelling story. You can tell it’s going to be a good story just by looking at the headline. (Note: Strong headlines are so important) 

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Why You’re Getting Paid $3 Per Article

one dollar billDepending on who you are and what kind of writing you do:

It could be $1

It could be $5

It could be $20

It could even be $50 an article

As long as it is much less than what you deserve and what you really want to earn, there’s a reason why you’re getting paid lower, and I bet you’d want to find out what this reason is!

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5 Reasons Why Every Freelance Writer Should Have a Blog

Reasons to start bloggingAfter publishing my most recent article last week, sharing a very powerful weapon writers can use to take their careers to the next level, citing an example on how I’m now able to make up to $800 for an article in just 2 years of being a freelance writer, I’ve gotten a lot of a great responses.

A particular email from one of my readers stood out, and here’s an excerpt from the email.


The Most Powerful Weapon Any New Writer Can Have

If you’re not familiar with who I am, I’m an 18-year-old writer from Nigeria.

I started blogging in 2010, at 16, and I started my freelance writing career a year later, in 2011.

In 2011 alone, I made over $50,000 as a freelance writer doing all kinds of writing jobs.

That was my first year as a freelance writer; I had no prior experience, my writing wasn’t as polished as it is now, and I wasn’t without my mistakes.

Yet, I made 5-figures freelance writing.

It’s 2012 now, my second year as a freelance writer, and not only am I on track to earn more than I did in 2011, but I’ve actually gone from increasing my rate from $50 per article to up to $800 per article.